I started at Gracie Humaita Huntsville in early 2021 with my two daughters, ages 6 and 8, following shortly after. This would quickly become one of the best decisions I’ve made. As with starting anything new, there is a level of uncertainty and hesitation, however – the anxieties quickly fade when you realize everyone in the gym is after the same goal; To be better than you were yesterday. To be better both physically and mentally. To be better for both yourself as well as your family. The challenges you face on the mat often overlap the challenges you encounter in everyday life. The growth that I have seen for myself but more so with my two young girls is priceless and is something I am grateful to be a part of. If you stick around long enough, you will quickly find yourself surrounded by some of the best people imaginable. The best piece of advice I could give anyone – any age – is to give it a solid try. You owe it to yourself to find out just how great you can be.
If you want to be a part of something truly amazing, Gracie Humatai Huntsville is it. I have been a part of the team for nearly 6 years, training, learning and competing, with both Ryan Reed and Phil Riggs. GHH is like one big family, kids to adults, all training a mix of jiu jitsu, kickboxing, grappling and more. If you’re just interested in jiu jitsu or martial arts or self defense, or if you’re ready to take your training to the next level, I highly recommend heading on up to Gracie Humatai Huntsville. You’ll be glad you did!
Ryan’s knowledge, drive, passion, and professionalism are everything you should look for from a Jiu Jitsu professor and academy. He has a commitment to excellence, and an integrity of character that influences and inspires everyone around him. He is a family man who has selflessly served his country and community for his entire adult life. He continues that service through the art of Jiu-Jitsu.
“My family has been training at this gym for over a year and I could not be more proud to be apart of this academy. The coaches are second to none. They instill discipline and grit into my kids while also keeping it fun. My kids love training here! Whether you want to train for fun or be a serious competitor, this gym will push you to reach your highest potential! For us, it’s not just a gym, it’s a family. I would highly recommend this academy to anyone interested in becoming better”
“I have been training since 2012 and have never felt as comfortable training the way i do here. Whether you have never stepped into a gym and just want to get into shape or are a professional combat sports athlete this gym is the place to be at. Professor Ryan is the only BJJ Blackbelt operating a gym in the Huntsville area, and his knowledge shows! My family has been a part of the gym since our youngest was 4 years old. I would not want anyone else training my kids other than Professor Ryan and Coach Phil. A family environment is greatly emphasized here. Coach Phil and Professor Ryan train these kids not only physically but mentally too. Professor Ryan is huge when it comes to teaching mental toughness, discipline, leadership, and most importantly how to be good human beings. He talks to them and teaches them about traits good effective leaders possess.
This gym is where we come together as a family and train no matter how our day was. Whether we are tired, depressed, happy, angry Gracie Humaita Huntsville always creates a better us”.